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Happy Handles Grocery Bag Carrier 


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Happy Handles Grocery Bag 


Written By: Alex Jenny Jessica Shane 


Drill-bit (1) 
Electric drill (1) 
Hot-glue gun (1) 
Hot-glue sticks (1) 
Level (1) 

Phillips-head bit (1) 
Scissors (1) 
Screwdriver (1) 
Tape measure (1) 


6 pack of hooks with screws included (1) 

Treated wood (1) 

Carabiners (2) 

6' adjustable yoga strap (1) 

• SmartStraps 15" tarp strap (1) 
Standard jump rope (1) 

• Hand towel (1) 

• Rubber bands (4) 


It is difficult to carry many bags of groceries from the car to an apartment or house in one 
trip. The handles tear, the bags break, the food gets smashed, it's hard to open doors, and it 
hurts your hands. Therefore, we made the happy handles to solve these problems. 

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Happy Handles Grocery Bag Carrier 

Step 1 — Happy Handles Grocery Bag Carrier 

• Buy all materials listed above. 
They can be found at a wide variety 
of places such as Walmart, Target, 
hardware stores, and craft stores. 

Step 2 

• Cut the wood to a length of 18". Be 
sure to wear all proper safety 
protection when using power tools. 

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Happy Handles Grocery Bag Carrier 

Step 3 

• Predrill holes for the hardware. 
These include: 

• Two holes, about 6 inches apart 
and about 1 inch from the top of 
the wood, for the carrying 

• Four holes (or sets of holes, 
depending on your hardware), 
about 4 inches apart and about 1 
inch from the bottom of the 
wood, for the bag hooks. 

Step 4 

• Using the bottom holes, screw four 
hooks onto the front face of the 
wood. These hooks will be used to 
carry the shopping bags. 

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Happy Handles Grocery Bag Carrier 

Step 5 

• Attach the tarp strap to the two 
holes on the top of the wood. The 
hooks should fit perfectly and this 
will provide a sturdy carrying 

Step 6 

• Cut the handle off of the jump rope 
for the grip. 

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Happy Handles Grocery Bag Carrier 

Step 7 

• Use the hot-glue gun to attach the 
handle to the edge of the wood. It 
should be about 3 inches from the 
front end of the wood. 

Step 8 

• Fold the towel and attach it to the 
wood on the side opposite the 
hooks (the side that will rest 
against the user's body) with 2 
rubber bands. 

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Happy Handles Grocery Bag Carrier 

Step 9 

• Screw a hook, upside down, to 
each end of the wood. This is 
where the shoulder strap will attach 
to the wood. 

Step 10 

• Slide both carabiners onto the yoga 
strap. Then attach the strap to the 
hooks on both ends. Adjust the 
length of the strap as necessary, 
so the Happy Handles design feels 

This document was last generated on 2012-12-19 08:31:09 PM. 

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